Hey, the ethically challenged Ritter, now a Broward County commissioner, has more serious governing experience than Sarah Palin. So why not? Just throw another lipsticked face in the race and see what happens ... it's working for the GOP so far.
Following is an e-mail from Fort Lauderdale activist (and former Sun-Sentinel graphics man) Cal Deal to state Rep. Ellyn Bogdanoff regarding Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin (that still feels weird just to type those last five words together). It's got some nice population comparisons in it to put things in perspective (and inspired my idea for a Ritter campaign). Bogdanoff actually has a lot in common with McCain and Palin -- she, too, is a wannabe maverick who amounts to little more than a GOP hack. She's pushing Palin as the answer to what ails us (and she had a funny reaction to the news about Bristol's coming bundle of joy).
To: "Ellyn Bogdanoff"
Subject: Palin From: "Cal Deal" Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 15:15:20 -0400
I hope you're not going to run around repeating that "Bridge to Nowhere" lie.
So what attacks are you going to correct? That she opposes sex ed and has a teen-aged daughter with an illegitimate child?? Oops, that's true!
That she thinks the invasion of Iraq is "God's will?" Oops, that's true.
Clever tactic ... attack the press to divert attention from your embarrassingly unqualified candidate.
Population of Alaska: 670,053
Population of Pompano Beach: 104,402 Population of Fort Lauderdale: 185,804 Population of Oakland Park: 42,384 Population of Wilton Manors: 12,909 Population of Dania Beach: 28,802 Population of Hollywood: 145,794 Population of Plantation: 85,938 Population of Davie: 85,583
Population of Broward County: 1,787,636
Population of Wasilla, Alaska: 5,469
Lauderdale BTS: 2,563 Sea Ranch Lakes: 1,392 Hillsboro Beach: 2,335
Yup, she's ready to lead the free world, all right.
Diverting the electorate with cheap tricks to sneak a subpar ticket into the White House? In the name of Lee Atwater (may he rest in peace), I've never heard of such a thing. This election, thankfully, is all about important things. Like:
[Hat tip to Beth Reinhard at the Miami Herald for the Bogdanoff double-take].